Figurations of Attachment in Sylvia Plath and Halina Poświatowska

Agnieszka Pantuchowicz

Abstract

The paper addresses the question of attachment to places and the modes of its reflection in the “periautobiographical” (James Olney’s term) texts of Sylvia Plath and Halina Poświatowska. For these two women writers the change of the place of living (from America to England in the case of Plath, and from Poland to America in the case of Halina Poświatowska) was a significant event which can be read as a history in which the topographical change becomes crucial for the construction of autobiographical memory. This memory, partly constituted by the play of attachments and detachments, is also crucial for the understanding of the role of the ideas of home and homeland seen as a refigured space of attachment in which the idea friendship and its various bonds are links with what is close to oneself, even if this closeness is felt as unwelcome and troublesome
Author Agnieszka Pantuchowicz (Wydział Nauk Humanistycznych i Społecznych)
Agnieszka Pantuchowicz,,
- Wydział Nauk Humanistycznych i Społecznych
Journal seriesEuropean Journal of American Studies, ISSN 1991-9336, (0 pkt)
Issue year2018
No13-3
Pages1-11
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in EnglishSylvia Plath, Halina Poświatowska, autobiography, attachment, friendship
DOIDOI:10.4000/ejas.13552
URL https://journals.openedition.org/ejas/13552
Languageen angielski
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